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Online media matters

How do I remove the scrollbars?

Before you start, you better have a good reason to do so—disabling scrollbars creates a lot of usability problems and can confuse users. Assuming it’s being done for a good cause, there are a few ways to accomplish this, but none are fool-proof.

Removing scrollbars from frames is easy, just insert this attribute into the opening frame element:


Removing them from a full browser window is a bit more tricky. One option is to open the window in JavaScript without activating the scrollbars:


Another option which only works in a few browers (Windows-versions of Internet Explorer from at least version 5 up and Geck0-based browsers) is to declare this CSS rule:

HTML, BODY { style="overflow: hidden; }